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Agency Details

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Agency ID293
TitleAllora Town Council
Agency TypeLocal government authority
Start Date 31/3/1903
End Date 23/1/1915
Date NotesN/A
Abstract

Created under the Local Government/Authorities Acts to provide local administration and public services in urban areas.

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Series

Series IDTitleFromTo
9498Valuation Register 1/1/1902 31/12/1907
9527Rate Books 31/3/1903 20/1/1915
9500Sanitary Rate Book 1/1/1911 22/1/1915
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Controlling Agencies

Agency IDTitleFromTo
123Home Secretary's Office 31/3/1903 20/1/1915
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Controlled Agencies

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Previous Agencies

Agency IDTitle
291Allora Municipal Council
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Subsequent Agencies

Agency IDTitle
292Allora Shire Council
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Related Agencies

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Finding Aids

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Publication Notes

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Remarks


Information Sources

Local Authorities Act of 1902
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Legislation

Establishing N/A
Abolishing Queensland Government Gazette 23 Jan 1915, No 26 p. 251
Administered Local Authorities Act of 1902
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Description

ESTABLISHMENT:
Under the "Local Authorities Act 1902", Allora Municipal Council became Allora Town Council on 31 March 1903.

The primary function of Town Councils was to provide such public services and amenities as parks, cemeteries, water and sanitation, roads, bridges, wharves, street lighting, public health services such as immunisations, licensing and registration of businesses and animals, town planning and the control of noxious weeds and other pests. The Council was empowered to create by-laws with respect to all matters within its jurisdiction. All such by-laws required the assent of the Governor-in-Council.

Town Councils were also responsible for administering the Local Fund and for carrying out valuations on properties for the purpose of collecting rates.
Allora Town Council was abolished and included in Allora Shire Council 23 Jan 1915

ADMINISTRATIVE STRUCTURE:
The Town Council included a mayor, a town clerk and a number of other members. In addition, Council appointed its own officers who were paid from the Local Fund. From time to time, the Council appointed committees for special or general purposes.

PORTFOLIO CONTROLLING:
Home Secretary 31 Mar 1903 - 20 Jan 1915
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Preferred Citation

Queensland State Archives Agency ID293, Allora Town Council
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